Saturday, January 19, 2019

Costa Rica - Birds II

Last time I was in Costa Rica it took me about 2 and a half months, until i first posted something about our feathered friends: Birds. This time I decided to share the beauty of costa rican birds with you way earlier. So I created this video, showing 6 different species of birds. Enjoy one minute of tropical bird watching on your screen!

0:00 - Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum)
0:09 - Orange-chinned Parakeet (Brotogeris jugularis)
0:22 - Scaly-breasted Hummingbird (Phaeochroa cuvierii)
0:33 - Passerini's tanager (Ramphocelus passerinii) male
0:41 - Yellow-throated Toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus)
0:51 - Green Honeycreeper (Chlorophanes spiza) male

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Barking warrior - Iguana challenge

When I heard the little dog "Negro" making a lot of noise in the garden, I thought a wild animal could be the reason for that. So I took my camera and went out. And indeed, there was a giant Green Iguana (Iguana iguana) climbing up the tree. It was an impressive green and orange colored male. 

The reptile was about three times the size of Negro, still the brave dog kept barking and jumping around the tree. The Iguana was totally relaxed and simply ignored the furry guard. Still Negro obviously felt like he won the battle against a dinosaur and chased away the cold-blooded intruder. Victory!

Perro Bravo - Negro

Iguana iguana - Green Iguana

Friday, January 11, 2019

Camouflage Viper

My first snake photo of 2019: Eyelash Viper (Bothriechis schlegelii)
This species is known for its many different color variants. The most famous color morph is probably the yellow one. Here I had the pleasure to discover this well camouflaged beauty. The local people call this snake "Bocarac√°". 

Bothriechis schlegelii - Eyelash Viper

Monday, January 7, 2019

Finally back in Costa Rica!

I do it like the migratory birds and flee from the cold winter in Germany. In Costa Rica I'm looking forward to nice people, good food, tropical weather and especially a breathtaking wildlife.